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Fred Armisen and Bill Hader Reunited as Blue Jean Committee For a Smooth Soft Rock Jam


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In the world of ’70s sock rock, few bands are mellower than Blue Jean Committee, the group that is featured on an upcoming episode of Documentary Now!. And luckily for us fans, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader reunited on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to play their band’s hit “Catalina Breeze.” Is it us, or did it just get really groovy in here?

The band hadn’t played together in years (you might remember their appearance on Saturday Night Live), but reunited as the musical act on last night’s Late Night by special request of host Seth Meyers. Blue Jean Committee is best known for their hits “Walking Shoes” and, of course, “Catalina Breeze,” which features the finest falsetto work of all time. Seriously, that voice can break glass and/or scare puppies.

The Blue Jean Committee’s rise and fall will be chronicled on Documentary Now! in a two-part episode when the show’s 50th season kicks off on IFC on Thursday, August 20th at 10p. Their story is the classic rock n’ roll tale of fame, fighting, falsettos, and making music history through silky soft rock magic.

Before you learn their tragic back story, pull up a champagne-filled coconut and enjoy the view of “Catalina Breeze” below. And check out more music from the Blue Jean Committee here.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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